Texas Tech University

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables were Updated: 4/5/2022

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program.  This description must be consistent with the program's policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

The Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center Doctoral Internship is an APA-accredited internship for doctoral students in either counseling or clinical psychology.  The program offers training in individual, couples, and group therapy; providing clinical supervision; developing and providing outreach; as well as psychological assessment (Personality and ADHD testing.) along with our new sports psychology track.  We offer a number of optional rotations as well, which allows interns to get more focused training in areas of particular interests. We provide a supportive atmosphere of professionals who are enthusiastic about training and supervision. We believe it is important for interns to develop awareness and reflection about themselves, their identities, and their experiences as these aspects impact who they are as psychologists. 

Applicants for both tracks should have completed all coursework toward their doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology prior to starting the internship, including at least 350 hours of practicum Intervention experience. Applicants are required to have passed comprehensive exams and to have their dissertation proposal approved by the ranking deadline. Previous counseling center experience is desired.  

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?  If Yes, indicate how many:

Internship Program Admissions

Minimum Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours                                                350 hours
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours                                                                N/A

Other requirements: 

Applicant must be from an APA accredited doctoral program in either counseling or clinical psychology and have completed all doctoral coursework prior to the beginning of the internship.  Any comprehensive exams must be passed and dissertation proposal approved by the ranking deadline. Finally, previous counseling center experience is also required.


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns                                                          $30,000

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns                                                           N/A


Program provides access to medical insurance for interns?                                Yes

If access to medical insurance is provided: 

Trainee contribution to cost is required?  No
Coverage of family member(s) is available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? No


Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)            8 hours/month
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave          8 hours/month 
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?                          Yes

Other Benefits: 

Forty (40) hours of professional leave (dissertation defense, job interviews, etc.), as well as optional dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.  Approximately 13 university holidays, Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, and attendance at the Texas Counseling Center Internship Conference (at no cost to the intern).


Initial Post-Internship Positions

(This data is a summary of the 3 preceding cohorts 2017-2020)


Total # of Interns in the 3 Cohorts 12

Total # of Interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree   






Academic university/department 0 1
Community Health Center 0 0
Consortium 0 0
University counseling center 0 5
Hospital/Medical Center 0 0

Veterans Affairs Health Care System

0 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 4
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 2 0



* PD = Post-doctoral residency position; EP = Employed Position


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